Photo credit: General Hospital/YouTube. General Hospital's Nurses Ball celebrated its 25th year this week, which started in 1994 as a charity event built into the storyline to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. In addition to a red carpet and musical performances, there are also dancers incorporated into the numbers. After the show sadly lost longtime Nurses Ball choreographer Rick Pessagno in 2018, many dance fans were asking who created this year's numbers. ABC Publicity co
Yesterday was the Choreography Reception for the 2017 Outstanding Choreography nominees. My interviews for Dance Network will be coming soon, but I wanted to share with you the submissions that were under consideration for a nomination. There were a total of 66 submissions this year. Nominations and final voting are decided by a panel from the Choreography Peer Group. It is not decided by the entire voting body of the TV Academy. [Disclosure: I am a member of the Interactive
It's Emmys Nominations Day! Here are your 2017 Emmy nominees from three shows: So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars and The Real O'Neals. I will do more assessment in the next few days and hopefully answer the question: Why did [insert name] get nominated? There's more to an Emmy nomination than just strong choreography, there's a social game to campaigning that happens all year-long. Enjoy this year's nominated pieces: Derek Hough for Dancing With the Stars Kai
Photo credit: Ryan West Gianna Martello has been a steady presence on Lifetime's Dance Moms for the last five years. Longtime fans know she isn't getting into the fray between the moms and Abby Lee Miller. Instead, she's a steady and constant presence in the rehearsal studio for the young dancers. Martello spoke with Dance Dish about that epic rise to fame in 2011, when she knew Maddie Ziegler was a star and what she wants to do next after the series ends. More: 'La La Land'
For the 2015-2016 Emmys year, there were 73 entries for the Choreography category. I wrote down as many as I could in five minutes or less while they played the video. Sometimes I wrote the names, sometimes I recognized the particular dances, but I am missing plenty of names, dances and shows. Once we get Mandy Moore's interview up on Dance Network, I will post it here because she gives us an inside look on how the process works from submissions to final voting. It was incred
Photo credit: Instagram/Fatima Robinson Last week, I talked about who I thought will win the Emmy for choreography — and I know it’s a bold prediction especially since the nominations haven’t even been announced. I tweeted about her yesterday, but another choreographer I want to put on your radar is Fatima Robinson. Fatima is legendary in the dance industry because she’s not only a choreographer, she’s a music video director who has worked with artists like Michael Jackson, T
Photo credit: Scott Kirkland/FOX On Wednesday night, 525 people gathered in the main theatre at the Paramount Pictures Studio lot to celebrate a fresh take on an iconic musical, Grease Live. The audience was comprised of Emmy and SAG Awards voters for nomination consideration. FOX is looking for multiple nominations for this particular live event and they took a “go big or go home” approach to wooing Emmys voters. Besides the panel with a close-up look at numbers like “Grease